Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
What is a snail without a shell, a Beast without a forest, a Bard without his song or Brother without his Campfire?
Some things are not working out well in my headspace and I chalked it up to being confined to my home in a sort of Covid house arrest.
I have made a point to stay active in online church attendance and have been active in writing, reading and yard work as much as possible but something was missing.
Alone time can rough a person up, but I a do pretty well in it. I was missing a campfire.
I have had a Campfire in my backyard for around 6 years and needed the bricks for an emergency project and dismantled it. If you look closely in the picture you can see the rectangle where it once was.
That all had to be changed and soon, so I ordered the necessary materials for pickup. It did not take long to build, but it did take a while to research.
The first layer is about 6 inches of loose gravel and the second layer has 9 gaps to draw in air. After a while, the top layer of bricks get hot enough to keep kettle water at coffee drinking temp so that is cool. (I mean hot. ) Having a surface to keep things warm is important.
After I have made a few adjustments, I am hoping to layer on some refactory cement inside to extend the life of the bricks.
The design was inspired by a lot of folks and I do not wish to miss anyone. To Dad, Beloved, Auntie Beverly, Ashley, Amber,and others, thank you!
Now, I can ponder such things as, what is a snail without a shell, a Beast without a forest or a Bard without a song.